Accent your home with this pretty, impressive range of antique clock designs that are available in variant styles. There are clocks in series like Grandfathers, brackets, tabletops, wall clocks, wooden and grandmothers. There are models having long cases, pendulums, echoing chimes, and with Roman or contemporary numerals.
Antique mantel clocks have been around for over two centuries, and for good reasons. They not only tell time. Also known as shelf clocks, they are breathtaking ornamental pieces that have graced all styles and sizes of homes since the 17 th century.
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Gracing fireplace mantles and shelves for more than two hundred and fifty years, antique mantle clocks range in design from highly ornate to stylishly sleek. Made small enough to set on a fireplace mantle or shelf, these clocks are key wound and run from thirty hours to eight days, depending on the specific clock. Also known as shelf clocks, the clock's movement was made of brass or wood.
Famous American clockmaker Seth Thomas began his career as an apprentice to renowned clockmaker Eli Terry inbut byhe had purchased the clock factory from Terry and had begun producing his own clocks. Identifying a vintage mantel pendulum clock by Seth Thomas is sometimes difficult since he often hid the pendulum behind a small wooden door or delicately painted glass. Thomas started making shelf and mantel clocks in with pillar and scroll cases and a scene painted on the bottom third of the case.